So while Mic is working and I have a sore throat, sardines in Moalboal will have to wait, I’ll post an underwater gallery from Balicasag snorkeling.Β There were a lot of small jellyfish which weren’t dangerous but still stung, ouch. We saw some nudiebranches and at the very end jumped into a school of jackfish, woopwoop!Β If you see them while diving, it’s even more cool because you’re in the middle of the jackfish ball! How cool is that?? Ps. I bought a deodorant in a baggie πŸ™‚

Diving is an addiction. We did our open water course in India, on Andaman islands 7 months ago and we have been on rehab ever since πŸ™‚ It’s not the cheapest sport (it’s hard when you’re traveling low budget) but it’s just amazing. I’m kinda sad we didn’t do it in Indonesia, especially in Komodo national park (and all the mantas!) but hey, leaving that for the bucket list. We decided it’s that it’s time to refresh diving on Balicasag island, just off Alona beach (Bohol). I must…

El Nido is a beautiful place. Huge rock formations in the middle of the blue water, hidden lagoons, remote islands with white sand beaches and lots of palm trees. We had luck and was only 5 (instead of 18) on the boat so we could ask for the reverse tour and avoid all the masses of tourists (we did the tour A for 700P, including lunch, excluding environmental fee of 200P). Snorkeling is nice, the corals are alive and colorful but there’s not a lot of fish. Lagoons…

Green lush jungle, blue clear water and white sand. Small paradise beaches like the one from Cast Away (no Wilson, tough) :). The snorkeling is decent (if you’re not spoiled by Banda islands, like we are) and you see turtles feeding on the corals. There are several options for a day trip (700P) and you can even sleep on some of the islands. We really wanted to but in the end didn’t find enough people for the price to be friendly. Meanwhile, we’re still enjoying Port Barton with…

As you might have noticed, we really love the island life. Great food, mellow vibe with Christmas lights, salty air and superb snorekling. We’ve chosen the top 3 snorkeling spots that you would enjoy for sure. Sharks guaranteed! πŸ˜€ 1). Hatta island, Maluku islands Banda islands in general have beautiful coral reefs but the best of the best was the one on Hatta island. Turtles, sharks, huge fish, colorful corals, and even dolphins in the morning. The drop-off was literally just a few steps from the shore. If…

And here’s a little video we made during our time on Banda islands. It’s filmed on Pulau Ai but neighboring island Hatta is even more beautiful. Well, I’m comparing the best to the best πŸ™‚ You can see the pictures in this post.

Snorkeling on island Ai where the underwater life bustles with life. Banda islands.

Banda islands are supposed to have one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. And we have to agree. We’ve snorkeled in Bandaneira, on Ai and Hatta and the coral reef is amazing. Huge corals every shape and size, moving in its life and color.  

After 36 hours on several buses and ferries, we arrived to Labuan Bajo, sleepy and hungry. Our broken bodies needed rest and we decided to relax a couple of days in this port city. But just the next day we ate lunch on a small remote island surrounded with a coral reef and turquoise water. Ah, the joy of not planning πŸ˜€ Kanawa island is small and most of it is a hill with dry brown grass (good for watching sunset and sunrise) and in the base the…